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Well, we all know losing weight is not easy, and I of course have been on my share of diets. I really want to feel good about myself again and "It's TIME!".
Hi there, I have been on many diets, as I'm sure many of you have also. Some I have been successful with and others not so great. When I have lost weight I always gained it back. No matter what up's and downs I have had with weight loss, I'm here trying again. I want to feel good about myself, but most importantly I want to be HEALTHY! Im a 40 year old mother of two lovely, girls whom are my world! I want to be A GOOD LOOKING, FIT, HEALTHY person with a bubbly personality. (I used to have that personality!) My weight and some of what I have been going through in my life has changed me a lot inside. I'v lost confidence in me and that is hard and it hurts... It's hard to be one's complete self when on the outside you don't feel good about yourself. It really effects the inside. I need to kick it up and get myself motivated! It's difficult, I mean I can do it for a weak or two or three, then I seem to fall. I don't want to fall any more!! I want to keep it going!! Im ready, I mean I feel ready, and hoping I can do it this time!!!! I want and need to feel good about me again! Let's face it, feeling ready is one thing, although sometimes harder getting it done. Getting it done is hard work and I'm ready for that work!!! I do need the support from others though.!! I just don't seem to do as well without that support and extra push. I also need to really push myself and I know it!! I need to believe in myself!!! Daily life often gets in the way of things, and I have had my share of heartaches & struggles which I feel have made it even harder to lose weight as I tend to be an emotional eater. Im not a big eater but often choose the wrong things. Doing what I have been doing has been causing my weight to add up through the years,,,, Well,,,,,, "It's Time" I stopped letting it add up! " It's Time" I picked at the right foods that will fuel my motabelism!, "It's time" I payed attention to what I put in my mouth! "It's time" to make my food choices count! "It's time I exercised more and made all of it, count, So that instead of adding up pounds, Im subtracting them and the only thing that is adding up is a healthier thinner me!!! I have put so much time into other people and forgotten to do things for me! I guess I feel guilty taking time for me, like I don't deserve it somehow.... Well,,,,,,, ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,
*IT'S TIME I STARTED TAKING CARE OF ME!* Praying I am able to do it this time around!! I know I can't do it alone, I need help from others and I need the support. I know too by leaning on the Lord I giving it up to him, trusting in him, that I can get there!

Proverbs 24:16 “For a righteous man falls seven times, and rises again, But the wicked stumble in time of calamity.”
The godly man is able to overcome obstacles that may come his way throughout life. His ability to continuously trust God even when it seems as though life has dealt him a bad hand is connected to his relationship with the Lord.

." God created our bodies and a world of wonderful things to eat as the perfect fuel for our bodies. As throughout the rest of life, this world tempts us to place our own desires above God's perfect design. When it comes to our physical health, the world tempts us to give in to filling our bellies with yummy goodies that lack nutritional value. We are also tempted to neglect treating our bodies to the physical activity they were designed to thrive with. As throughout the rest of life, whenever we choose man's way over God's way we are acting out our sinful nature. But God truly has a better plan for our physical maintenance and at each moment when our hearts desire to give in to the world's temptations, God is ready and waiting with a way out from under the temptation and into a closer walk with Him.

Member Since: 3/5/2008

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My Goals:
I want to eat better foods, eat more often but smaller meals, get in exercise 5 times a week, and drink all my water! I want to look and feel good. I would like to get down to 150 pounds. Lower than that really, although I want to start my goal at 150 and then when I get there, go from there. At 150 pounds it should be achievable to maintain and If I can get there I know I can get further. I will take it all one day at a time.

My Program:
Eating breakfast every day is one thing. I know it is important and it is something I really must push myself to do.
Water, water, water, have to drink my 8 glasses of water!
Cutting out sweets and adding more fibre.
Try not to eat after 6pm, and if I feel the urge to then to make it a high fibre low cal snack. Trying to incorperate eating clean with my old WW programe as far as points and such.

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Constantly renew your mind with encouraging phrases & scriptures. Just as you wouldn't expect one bath to keep you clean the rest of your life, so you must not expect one review to maintain your confidence.
Review them daily until they become a part of you. And you will watch your confidence grow so that you CAN ACHIEVE your goals !!
**Living a healthy life & losing weight is not just a goal but a discipline! Like anything in life, losing weight takes effort. No magic pill or secret formula will make you lose weight To reach a healthy weight, you must burn more calories than you take in. This is done by sticking to a sensible eating plan, regular exercise & by surrounding yourself with supportive people!**

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    I hope life is treating you well and you are making progress on your journey!

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    Today, many of us learned of the loss of a emoticon UNSTOPPABLE (Teresa). She was truly a ray of emoticon with her daily positive messages. Her inspiration also included leading several Spark teams. Teresa was extremely proud of her husband and family. Even after Teresa met her goal on her weight loss journey, she continued Sparking while on her maintenance plan. Her support and enthusiastic nature was infectious!

    One of my favorite thoughts Teresa exuded was the background to her Spark page. "YOU ARE AMAZING, and don't you forget it".

    Please join me and many other Sparklers by doing some activity today to make yourself healthier along with a random act of kindness in her memory! emoticon
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    ❤░❤ Sending some hugs... ❤░❤
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    ❤░❤░❤ Teresa ❤░❤░❤
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    If you seek an angel with an open heart, you shall always find one.
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